Origin: El Salvador
Estate: Tapantugusto Farm
Owner: Republica Cafetalera
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Grade: SHG (Strictly High Grown)
Altitude: 1,250-1,470 m
Certification: RFA (Rainforest Alliance) EP (European Preparation)
SCA Score: 82+
Taste Notes: Sweet milk chocolate & orange, almonds, brown sugar, low acidity.
This is a single-origin coffee from El Salvador.
The farm this coffee is grown on is called Tapantugusto, which means something along the lines of "full of clouds", in reference to the high altitude of the area, which is in Juayua in the Apaneca–Ilamatepec mountain range of the west region of El Salvador.
The farm has been managed & owned by Republica Cafetalera since 2007. They have maintained the variety as Bourbon as they believe in the unique quality that Bourbon brings.
These beans are certified RFA, SHG & EP.
RFA: Rainforest Alliance.
SHG: Strictly High Grown
EP: European Preparation - meaning that the green beans are hand-sorted to remove foreign objects and defective beans.